Find our gorgeous collection of art glass. Video Translation: Hi this is Jennifer here with City Farmhouse Antiques and I am here again with this weeks, well the first find of the week for the brand new year. Isn't this kind of creepy? Any guesses on what this is? This looks like a post I should be putting around Halloween instead of at the start of the new year doesn't it? Anyway, this piece is glass by a unique glass blowing company that is one of the oldest and most famous art glass makers in the world. This piece is made by Kosta Boda! You can see anyone that is an art glass collector that likes to collect Kosta Boda art glass likes their unique properties. This glass company is located in the dense forests of Sweden and it was started back in 1742. When the company first started and fired up their furnaces they were originally in the business making more common items like bottles and windows. They entered pieces in the Industrial Art Exposition in 1897. They were criticized for having pieces that looked common and typical of other parts of the world. They had hired many artists from Bohemia, but decided it was time to have their own look and designs and began hiring their own designers of which they still do today. Like everything, some designers are more famous than others which still holds true. This happens to be a piece that was made by Kjell Engman who is one of their famous and most popular artists. This is a limited edition piece that is called "Surfboard on a Wave". You can see with the bright colors and very modern look and feel of this piece it is a limited edition piece that is very unique and different. On the bottom of these pieces many of them will be marked. They are going to have the artist's name. There you can see it. You can see that there is a number. It is marked Kosta Boda and it is marked 28 out of 50 which means it is a limited edition and only 50 were ever made. Very cool piece. It stands about 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide and is very heavy. That is one of the things you look for in these pieces of art glass. They should all have a hefty weight and feel. I have another piece here to show you that is pretty cool. Kosta Boda pieces are very easy to identify because they are very colorful and vibrant and lots of times they are just out there with their design and the techniques used. This piece is really tall at maybe close to 2 feet tall. If you can imagine the glass is melted, blown and cut and then sometimes painted. The designers work with the blowers in the factory that actually melt and work with the glass. You can see on this piece it actually has some variation of yellow throughout the glass. It starts up here with a light chartreuse green and you can see different detail even the curvature of the rim at the top. Each piece is unique with the characterstics of each artist's designs. I believe this piece is signed, yes it is signed on the bottom too. I can see that is signed by Vallien. He is a very famous artist too with the Kosta Boda factory. I did have a handkerchief vase set that was beautiful too, but it looks like it has been sold. These pieces are limited edition pieces, from the the Kosta Boda factory where the designers work with the blowers to make each piece . They make a lot of modern pieces too. When I go to market they have their showroom where the modern pieces are displayed. Be sure and check out all of our art glass, collectibles, and antiques on our website at www.cityfarmhouseantiques.com where we have more than just antiques. Tell us what you think of this piece. Where would you display this piece? Isn't it cool? Have a good week!